Pac-12 2020-21 predictions: How many NCAA tournament bids for the Conference of Champions?

Chris Smith and a talented class of returnees will power Mick Cronin's UCLA team in 2020-21. Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire

As the countdown continues to the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season on Nov. 25, ESPN.com's panel of experts is making its predictions for all of the nation's top leagues. After looking at the Big 12, Big East, American Athletic Conference and the nation's top mid-majors, we move to the Pac-12, where football season just started, but the league's importance on the college basketball landscape should not be dismissed in 2020-21.